OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA
William J. Ihlenfeld, II
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
1125 Chapline Street, Federal Building, Suite 3000 ● Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Fawn E. Thomas, Public Affairs Specialist
October 12, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Three Clarksburg Residents Enter Pleas in Federal Court
CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — Three Clarksburg, West Virginia, residents entered pleas of guilty on October 7, 2011, in United States District Court in Clarksburg before Magistrate Judge John S. Kaull.
United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that:
DAVID JONES, age 29, entered a plea of guilty to one count of distribution of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of the Monticello Avenue playground and the Harrison Street playground in Clarksburg on May 27, 2011. DONNA JONES, age 32, and PAUL BARNETT entered pleas of guilty to one count of aiding and abetting the distribution of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of the Monticello Avenue playground and the Harrison Street playground in Clarksburg on May 24, 2011. All three defendants, who are in custody pending sentencing, face a maximum exposure of 1 to 40 years imprisonment and a fine of $2,000,000.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Zelda E. Wesley and was investigated by the Harrison County Task Force consisting of officers from the Clarksburg Police Department, the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department and the Bridgeport Police Department.
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